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into a convoy of nato and afghan forces. it happened in an area where the taliban claims responsibility. nato cut back on joint patrols because of the number of insider attacks where supposed afghan security forces have turned on their u.s. and nato partners, calling them green on blue attacks. it was a suspected insider attack or green on blue attack this weekend that brought that number of u.s. military deaths in afghanistan to 2,000. a grim milestone now in the 11-year war. are there any indications the insider attacks speed up the withdrawal date? >>reporter: the u.n. secretary-general hinted so much in brussels in an interview with the guardian newspaper, and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan addressed this issue of insider attacks with cbs on "60 minutes" recently the i am mad at hell. it is reverberating across the united states. we are willing to sacrifice a lawsuit but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >>reporter: after the video went viral, the general ordered the joint patrols be stopped. they were stopped for 10 days. the nato head says they have resumed. >>shepard: th
this and treat them as murderers. >> we carry the water for nato on this. if we are going to be honest about this we need to dial this back and see how you we got here and the fact is now america is being blamed for what is should have been a group operation. we now have enemies we in talled a government we don't know who these people are. we obviously cannot trust them and yet we put our people in the middle of that. >> geraldo: doesn't that reflect on president obama's polyvis-a-vis libya, maybe the entire arab world? >> i think this was a bipartisan betrayal. democrats and republicans said we should go in and invade this country. he had his friends as well. and that left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths. i want to get to the bottom of this so we have no more dead americans and no more dead libyans. >> two things occurred here. one is we didn't do anything initially. we were tied down to two wars that are very unpopular. second what happened is because our military is so sophisticated nobody else could do it by themselves. nato could not do that. italy and france wanted to go in the
for this and we also understand that turkish officials are now reaching out to nato to possibly exercise nato's article in which any member of nato that is attacked could respond and it's really just highlighting the sense situation on the turkish/syria border there after this deadly incident. the attack in aleppo you referenced really two different accounts coming out from inside syria. the syrian government, the official line from them, this was a terrorist attack, three suicide car explosions taking place in aleppo targeting a military installation, an officers club that killed 31 people. opposition activists say this was an attack targeting the command headquarters if you will of the military operating in aleppo that killed at least 40 people. over the past several days, we know that syrian rebels have been launching an offensive to try to capture the entire city of aleppo. we also know from pro government sources that the syrian military has deployed additional troops to that fight by some estimates as many as 30,000. so it is indeed a very difficult and bloody day in the city of aleppo
they invoked the defense clause of the nato treaty and called for an emergency meeting in brussels. the other thing turkey has been doing over the past month or so is massing forces along their border, and those forces both the tanks and their artillery was used in artillery barrages that lasted about 18 hours against targets there inside syria. as for the syrians, they say this was an accident, they promise it will not happen again, and it appears as though the syrians have enough problems on their hands, they do not want to start a war with turkey going forward, though, you do have a dangerous dynamic set up here. all of a sudden now curbing key is on a war footing. it is ready for respond. if the syrian rebels under a swag operation launched a shell into turkey to try to draw a response that is something that could turn he's artillery barrages in an all-out war that could happen in a matter of a couple of hours in the middle east. right now the next 48 hours are going to be the most critical. we think the syrians have decided to take their licks, they have not yet responded to the t, rsk i
americans. the bomber drove into a nato patrol. doug mcelway joins us live. it was a couple weeks ago the u.s. suspended patrols with afghan soldiers because of these insider attacks. have these joint patrols resumed now? >> reporter: they have. they resumed last thursday and the insider attacks have also resumed. not only the attack you just mentioned but also the suicide bomber attack, homicide bomber attack. the motorcycle laden with explosives drove into that marketplace. critics say this attacks reflect an obama foreign policy that refuses to acknowledge the reality on the ground. u.s. marines are tying tourniquets to their legs in hopes of surviving ied attacks before they go out on patrol. >> we are going to get after this. it reverit. it reverberates. we are willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: the death toll reached 2,000 over the weekend. martha: what is the afghan point of view as far as we can glean about these insider attacks? >> reporter: critics say the obama administration has set a date for withdrawal extra.
afghanistan overnight. nato says three of its troops have been killeden a bombing. the interpreter also died. this comes after an american service member was killed over the weekend in a fire fight with afghan troops. abc's mohamed lila reports. >> reporter: some are describing this as a fire fight between american troops and the afghan soldiers they were working alongside. for reasons that aren't yet clear it appears there was some sort of confrontation at one of the many check points that american troops are often stationed at. there was an exchange of gunfire. at first the coalition called it an "insider attack" at the hand of afghan forces. later they said, the taliban might have been involved. now whatever the reason, the 2,000th american killed in afghanistan is a grim milestone. this comes just as we are days away from the 11-year anniversary of combat in afghanistan. and there is another number to kid. 68,000 american troops are now in afghanistan and increasingly under threat not just from their enemies, but also their so-called allies. m >>> the family of a california woman is hopi
is part of nato, so turkey could invoke the collective defense clause of that treaty and it would draw on the united states and other western allies to recollect and defend turkey if it gets into a war with syria. the other dynamic, the syrian rebels need help. it could be a point that syrian rebels launch shells at turkey to try and start a war that obviously they would get a lost help from going up against the common enemy, president bashar al-assad. >>trace: and the syrian rebel, how are they doing? >>guest: they have not been doing great but this week they did get some good news in an unusual victory. they took over a syrian air defense space which means they got the missiles inside that base, and if they can figure out how to use the missiles against president bashar al-assad's air force that could change changes because the air force was pugs away at rebels and now we see a nasty side to the rebels. they put out a video where they threatened to execute some 50 iranian hostages if others are not released by the syrian government, and the iranian government, who have been a biggest
't have to be anymore in large numbers. >> the reason for nato invasion was terrorism . terrorism has not gone away. it has increased. >> steve: that is not helpful for the president and his men. look what he's doing with foreign policy. >> gretchen: yesterday. paul ryan from wisconsin was asked about president obama's foreign policy and this is what he had to say. >> they are sponse was slow and confused and inconsistent and part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes . >> steve: what is happening right now in the middle east is the ugly fruits of the bum pumforeign policy. 20,000 killed and iran on the brink of having a atom bomb and russia thumb their nose . >> eric: the interview last night with karzai. terrorist attacks have increased maybe because of a preplanned exit the attitude he had. he's mad at the u.s. . we have lost 2000 lives. a trillion dollars, and they are mad. seriously? and then insider atax've -- attacks and the and al-qaida are working together to infiltrate the afghany police to attack us inside. >> gretchen:
louder. fueled in part by the deaths, murders of nato troops by afghans they are training, so-called green on blue attacks have claimed nearly 50 lives thus far this year. and the killings, they're taking a toll on the troops in the field. here is what nato's secretary-general told britain's guardian newspaper just this week. quoting here, quote, there is no doubt insider attacks have undermined trust and confidence, absolutely. the secretary-general told the guardian nato's withdraw could come sooner than expected and those attacks have also frustrated, angered those who lead the troops. just this past sunday general john alan, the isaf commander, voiced his frustration on "60 minute minutes". >> i'm mad as hell about them. we're going get after this. it reverberates everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> with the headline that one in the guardian, proclaiming the withdraw could be sped up and with general alan saying, mad as hell about the attacks, i can't help but remember the
's security forces against nato military members. >>> and on the campaign trail, president obama heads to nevada today where he'll hold a campaign rally this evening in las vegas. the president is staying in the state until wednesday for debate preparations. he'll be joined by john kerry who ee playing the role of mitt romney. >>> there's trouble for florida's republican party where a voter registration controversy is brewing. the state's republican party fired a private consulting firm it hired to help register voters. suspicious forms have been discovered in at least five florida counties. >>> those are your top stories. "reliable sources" is up at the top of the hour. now back to "fareed zakaria gps." >>> president ahmadinejad has a history of making broad historical comments about iran, u.s. foreign policy, israel, and much else. so i talked to him about the history of the jews. listen to what he said. you're a student of history, and you said something that i was struck by in one of the gatherings that you were at. you spoke abo israel and you said it has no roots in history in th
the weekend. the unidentified sold were was killed in a fire fight between u.s. and afghan forces. nato hasn't said whether it considers the incident an insider or attack or the result of a misunderstanding. >>> the fbi is investigating a shooting death of a california mother by a border patrol agent. candles and flowers honor the dead woman, valeria alvarado, who leaves behind her husband as well as her five children. the border patrol claims that alvarado drove into a plainclothes agent serving an arrest warrant in the neighborhood. witnesses say she was gunned down for no reason. >>> the supreme court begins its new term, poised to rule on affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. ahead of the session, six of nine justices attended the red mass at saint matthew's cathedral. the archbishop asked the judges to consider what's best for society rather than what is popular for handing down decisions. >>> new drama unfolding for lindsay lohan this morning. what started as a night of partying in a new york hotel room, well it ended with a scuffle with a former congressional aide,
mean, turkey has a huge army, anderson. it's the second largest army in the nato military alliance. the last thing the syrians really need right now when they've lost so much of their own territory to syrian rebels is to take on a huge armed force like turkey. but turkey also has a lot to lose. i mean, it's had a booming economy in recent years that has slowed somewhat. it is fighting a kurdish pkk insurgency in other parts of southeastern turkey. it has a booming tourism industry. it does not need a major conflict, another one on its borders with syria right now, which could further destabilize relations with major trading partners like russia and iran, who are strong supporters of the assad regime in syria. >> we'll continue to watch it. ivan watson. ivan, thanks. >>> we will obviously continue to follow that. let's check in with isha and the "360" bulletin. >>> 18 children are dead after a landslide buried their elementary school in southwest china. the bodies were found in the village. the students wouldn't normally be at school today because of a national holiday, but they wer
camps. today the prime minister issued a stark warny to syria raising fears in nato that the next time may be different. more turkish troops were moved to the border today. the state department appears to be backing the turks. >> we believe that the turkish parliaments truth strengthened deterrence and sends a strong message to the syrian government. make no ms. stake this was syrian shells that initiated this whole incident the syrians apologized for ther rent shell this week but then filed a shell again today. >> harris: that's the two countries that border each other. what about the opposition inside syria the people that want the government out has had unexpected gains in the past 24 hours. >> well, in fact, not far from damascus to the east of damascus the rebel opposition took over a base that looks like it's home of many of the antiaircraft missiles that the syrian regime have been using. they took over that base. they were celebrating on top of those antiaircraft missiles. the question now, harris, is whether they know how to use them. jennifer griffin, thank you very much. abu
. a woman and several children. >> okay. so as we continue to watch, we'll watch reaction from nato also i presume. >> tur ks are turning to nato to. i don't think we can expect to see them sending tanks from europe or from the united states
's been another so-called insider attack in eastern afghanistan. nato says a u.s. soldier and an american civilian were killed yesterday in an attack by a member of the afghan security forces. syrian rebels yesterday launched another offensive to reclaim that nation's largest city aleppo. among the casualties one of syria's historic treasures, aleppo's medieval marketplace went up in flames. they say everything is bigger in texas. fortunately that does not apply to earthquakes. the 3.4 magnitude tremor rattled the dallas/fort worth area overnight. so far there are no reports of injuries or serious damage. this weekend's shutdown of a stretch of one of the nation's busiest freeways has led to some traffic slowdowns but carmageddon 2 is not. interstate 405 in los angeles should be open in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are spending the weekend preparing for the first presidential debate. the candidates face off in denver wednesday night. some 60 million of us are expected to watch the debate on television. there is a new entr
inside syria. also a diplomatic response invoking nato calling for an emergency meeting inside of brussels. over the past few months turkey amassed a large fighting force on their border with syria. we have seen tanks and heavy artillery. that country is on a war footing. will syria respond and take their licks and give an apology and move on from this. bill: leland vittert live from jerusalem there. martha: almost as important as what was said is what was not said. coming up bill o'reilly joins us with his analysis. we are looking forward to that. bill: chris wallace is live ... >> you have been president for four years. you said you would cut the deficit in half. it's four years later and we have a trillion dollar deficit. martha: brand-new reaction this hour to the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. president obama and governor romney went toe-to-toe last night, for the very first time the two men together on the stain. fascinating to watch the dynamics between the two of them. we'll see what happens that decides the next four years and who wins after the course
beginning of 2001. >> nato will only say the american soldier and contractor so the in afghanistan late yesterday died in a suspected insider attack after some kind of a misunderstanding between american and afghan forces at a check point but their deaths as you just mentioned mark a grim milestone. 2,000 americans have now been killed throughout the course of the 11 year war in afghanistan and once more detail details ae available. there is a chance they will be added to the list of 50 u.s. and coalition troops killed this year from insider attacks. up from just 35 last year and the former u.n. ambassador to the u.n. says they are likely to continue to the afghan troops can pledge their allegiance to the taliban. >> i'm afraid given the withdrawal target that the green on blue attacks are actually likely to increase as the date for the withdrawal grows closer and the taliban attacks if anything may diminish. why should the taliban take risks when they know we are leaving. it is more for the afghan national army personnel who want to show their loyalty to taliban. >> the defense secreta
a homicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a nato patrol the tal la tal lan claiming responsibility for that. joining us now is con tphol oliver north. fox news analyst. >> gregg, it is a lot of bad news, no doubt about it. we have good news from this northeastern portion of afghanistan. today we went out on a patrol with the afghan local police, a good news story that is not being much reported accurately at least, except on this network. just a little bit of what we saw today. here is what we've seen with these locals and their u.s. advisers. this is an afghan local police outpost manned by afghan local policemen recruited in this valley and supplemented by u.s. special operations personnel. back home we constantly hear about the so-called green on blue problem. as you can see right here there is nothing like that. the goal eventually, pushout posts like this all the way north along this valley until this is the sovereign territory of the government of afghanist afghanistan. gregg, this is one of those senior special operators, he's a senior chief, a u.s. navy seal, he's been out
, this as nato commander's try to find a new way to boost stability in the region as forces begin to head home. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the details from the pentagon. how seriously did the u.s. military take these peace talks with the taliban. >> not very. this was essentially a state-department-led idea from with some backing from the white house and the president's national security advisers over at the white house when richard holbrooke was still alive as ambassador and envoy to pakistan he backed the idea because many military commander's believed you could not shoot yourself out of this war, out of the war in afghanistan. the pentagon also never believed that they could negotiate he with elements loyal to mullah omar or the a cane the aquani network. the pentago taliban doesn't specialize in talking but in shooting. they were willing to give it a chance but they didn't really believe, many of the generals i've spoken to that it would get off the ground. gregg: what are officials saying about where the talks are heading in. >> what weiree hearing is that the re
--. this is a glimpse of afghanistan of the future. it has been a kinetic war for the u.s. and nato forces and now it is being turned over to the afghans. this unit right here is a afghan special forces unit accompanied by u.s. special forces. we're about to go to an afghan local police check point that was hit just a few hours ago with enemy fire. >> this is one that actually got attacked early this morning. we'll go in here to find out exactly what happened. afghan fire being fired at afghan police. they're the new target for the taliban because they're interrupting what the taliban would otherwise be doing in little towns just like this. >> this is one of our secure villages. what we're doing is just getting out and just talk to the people to see what they have to say. we're here for the people. >> this is an all-afghan operation. if we're going to win this war, this the way it is going to happen, afghans proebb iting fellow afghans from the taliban and foreign enemies. megyn, forgive me for saying alison before. i can't see you. i know you can see me. all the troops out here love you. megyn: t
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